Mark London Williams’ Danger Boy series has been garnering rave reviews, and may be just the ticket to get school-age kids excited about reading.
Best of all, the first book in the series, Ancient Fire: Danger Boy Episode One is currently FREE! All three of the other books in the series are currently on offer at bargain prices, and they’re all very well-reviewed too.
The year is 2019 and a secret government agency is forcing Eli Sands’ dad to continue with his time-travel experiments, even though Eli’s mom has just disappeared in one. Then Eli himself demonstrates an unexpected ability to travel through time. Now he has a ridiculous new code name and a gravely important mission. With the help of new friends – Clyne, an intelligent dinosaur from an alternate reality, and Thea, a girl scientist from ancient Egypt – Eli must investigate a deadly disease, search for his mother, and stay alive.
School Library Journal says:
“…Eli is accidentally sent back to the ancient city of Alexandria in the year 415 C.E. where a riot is taking place…Add to this mix a plague to be cured, someone who just might be a ghost dropping cryptic hints, and a chase through Alexandria’s necropolis, and you have the first book in what looks to be a fast-paced and exciting series.”
Fresh from a dangerous mission, Eli Sands and his friends Clyne and Thea are thrown into nineteenth-century America after an accident with their time-travel vessel. Clyne is stranded alone in hostile territory, while Thea and Eli pop into the beginning of the famed Lewis and Clark expedition. After Thea is mistaken for an escaped slave and taken into custody, Eli joins the expedition in the hopes of finding Clyne, rescuing Thea, and heading home. While trying to regroup and escape, Eli and his friends make alarming discoveries about their stumble into 1804. Will their time-travel accident change the course of history?